Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they suggest a new theme for bloggers to write about. This week’s topic was a cover freebie, so we decided to jump on board to share ten fabulous covers for books, from any genre, released in 2020. The below picks are from MK McClintock.
There really are too many fabulous book covers out there to only choose ten and call it good, so I went at this objectively, did a search on Amazon for books, in different genres, published or to-be-released in 2020, and selected the ones that caught, and held my attention. I have not read any of these books, though a few did sneak into my shopping cart.
In no particular order . . .
What I like: Everything. It's a beautiful cover, and I love the use of reflection and color to indicate the different time period and relationship.
The Cartographer's Secret by Tea Cooper
What I like: It's different from what I normally come across, and I do like maps. The cover makes me want to know the secret, and I won't rest until I do!
Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan
What I like: Okay, so there were a lot of wonderful Christmas book covers for 2020, and this was one of the first I saw. It's so festive and pretty, and I want to walk through that front door to see what's inside.
Of Lands High and Low by Martha Keyes
What I like: I adore a good Highland romance novel, but I don't usually care for the half-dressed people on the covers, though I still sometimes buy the books. I like this one because it's different, and I like the painted look.
The Woman in the Mirror by Rebecca James
What I like: I actually ordered this one before conducting my search of covers. I was in the mood for some atmospheric books to read around Halloween, and this one caught my attention. The cover conveys mystery, suspense, and perhaps a touch of sadness. What do you think she is doing on the rocks?
The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd
What I like: Everything. Ladd's publisher always does a nice job on her book covers, but I especially like this one with the beautiful sea and the walk on the cliffs. It conveys a soothing and peaceful atmosphere.
The Second Sign by Ernest Dempsey
What I like: I happened upon the first book, which had a really great cover, and then saw that the long series of Sean Wyatt Adventures all have great covers. The imagery on this and the others are powerful, and the use of color is nice nicely done.
Mortmain Hall by Martin Edwards
What I like: A part of me wants to stop her from walking to the creepy mansion, but another, more vocal part of me wants her to go inside so I can go, too. It's a cool cover, and while I don't normally read books set in the time period, I plan to give this one a try.
Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano
What I like: She looks happy and mischievous, and seems to want me along for whatever trouble she has brewing. I'm told there's a chivalrous man of science eager to help, too. Sign up me!
Twin Flames by Rachel Henke
What I like: The imagery, and I immediately thought, "Cool, a historical supernatural mystery." I looked further and it's Tudor time travel, but still. The cover speaks to my Halloween-ish mood.
What books have you tried this year because the cover caught your interest? Have you read any of these? What did you think?
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